There’s no two ways about it — birth injuries can be incredibly difficult.
The emotional heartache parents experience is horrendous, let alone the physical and financial difficulties they face.
They’re slung without warning into a harsh world where they’re forced to make tough medical and financial decisions that can drain the life out of even the strongest people, when all they dream of is welcoming a happy and healthy baby home.
If you’re in this position, know this. You may have specific rights and options that you’re unaware of. Injuries like Cerebral Palsy, Neonatal Encephalopathy, and Kernicterus can be avoidable, and medical professionals should always treat them with the utmost care and caution to avoid further complications.
Cerebral palsy is a term that describes a group of movement disorders which result from damage to areas of the brain responsible for muscle and motor control. A non-progressive disease, cerebral palsy can create a lifetime of physical limitations, and can range in severity depending on how severely the bran was damaged. Continue reading Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable?
Birth injuries have the potential to alter the lives of families in profound and permanent ways. Apart from injuries sustained by newborns – including brain damage, cerebral palsy, and injuries resulting from C-sections – mothers can also suffer serious injuries when medical professionals fail to provide an acceptable standard of care. Continue reading Medical Malpractice: Birth Injuries to Mothers
Birth injury cases are civil lawsuits that provide victims and families with the opportunity to secure justice and financial compensation for the preventable harm they have suffered. Because birth injury claims involve concepts of medical malpractice – such as what constitutes substandard care and whether injuries could and should have been prevented – they can make for difficult cases and cause considerable confusion among families. This is why it becomes critically important for victims to voice their questions and concerns personally with their attorney. Continue reading Questions to Ask Your Birth Injury Attorney at the First Meeting
When people hear the terms birth injury and birth defect, they may automatically assume that they mean the same thing. There are some differences that people should know about, but they are both serious problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible. Before you take legal action against the negligent party, you should take a second and make sure you know which one is which. Continue reading The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect
What happens when a patient goes to a medical professional and they end
up sustaining an injury due to negligence? What happens when a baby sustains
a serious injury because of the actions of the obstetrician? Unfortunately,
these are common events, but not everyone steps forward because they are
unsure of their options and don’t know what they can do to find
a remedy. So many of these people are qualified to take their case to
court and have a fighting chance, but they just don’t know it. Here’s
what you should know. Continue reading What Qualifies Me to Have a Fighting Chance In Court?